From: Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 11:42:29 -0600
I believe there is a method to analyze the top chord of pony trusses in
the "Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures", 4th
Edition, by the Column Rearch Council, in Chapter 15, Members with
Elastic Lateral Restraint.
I hope this helps!
Jim Kestner, P.E.
Green Bay, Wi.